Mysterious Grace

Parashat Vayeizei (And He Went Forth) Beresheet (Genesis) 28:10–32:3 Haftarah: Hosea 11:7–14:10 Our Parasha this week opens with Jacob’s famous dream, where God reaffirms the unconditional covenant that He made Abraham and Isaac, and also … Read More

A Thread of Love

Parashat Toldot (Offspring) Beresheet (Genesis) 25:19–28:9 Haftarah Malachi 1:1–2:7 Something I think we tend to miss in the Scriptures is the thread of love that runs from God to generation after generation. We see this … Read More

Inheritance — Does it Matter?

Parashat Chayei Sarah (The Life of Sarah) Beresheet (Genesis) 23:1–25:8 Haftarah: I Kings 1:1–31 I previously wrote a similar commentary on this Scripture portion. This time, I’d like to expand a little on some of … Read More

God of Wonders

Parashat Vayeira (And He Appeared) Beresheet (Genesis) 18:1-22:24 Haftarah: II Kings 4:1-37 Do you believe that God can do the impossible? Our readings from both the Parasha (Genesis 18:9–15 and 21:1–7) and the Haftarah (II … Read More

Endless Grace from Generation to Generation

Parashat Lech Lecha (Go Forth) Beresheet (Genesis) 12:1–17:27 Haftarah: Isaiah 40:27-41:16 This week’s Parasha opens with a well-known, yet often misunderstood, set of verses from Genesis 12: Now the LORD said to Abram, “Go from … Read More

The Signs of Covenant

Torah: Noach (Genesis 6:9–11:32) Haftarah: Isaiah 54:1–55:5 In the Word of God, we often find great signs and wonders that serve two purposes. The first is to remind us of Him, and His amazing grace … Read More

A New Beginning

Parashat Beresheet: In the Beginning Beresheet (Genesis) 1:1–6:8 Haftarah: Isaiah 42:5–43:10 I am always amazed by the fact that every time I read the Word of God, I find new treasures. The Word is living … Read More

A Sukkot Reflection 2021

Our time here on earth is limited. The important question we ought to ask ourselves is “With what am I filling my precious time?” This question came to my mind as I was reflecting upon … Read More

Our Rock

Parashat Ha’azinu (Listen) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 32:1–52 Haftarah: 2 Samuel 22:1–51 As I sat to write this week’s commentary on the Parasha and Haftara portions, I was reflecting upon the season in which we find ourselves … Read More

A Call to Return

Parashat Vayelech (He Went) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 31:1–30 Haftarah: Hosea 14:2–10, Joel 2:11–27, Micah 7:18–20 Shabbat Shuvah Our Parasha opens with Moses reminding Israel of a great promise that God made to them. Although Moses himself … Read More